CHDS Research Scientist Djøra Soeteman taught decision science at the “Introduction to Clinical Research Training (ICRT) Japan” to 51 enthusiastic, motivated and inspiring students from Japan, China, South Korea, US, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, and Israel. Held at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, the program is offered by Harvard Medical School as part of the Global and Continuing Education curriculum. The training program will prepare students to design, implement, analyze, and communicate clinical research studies, while advancing their skills as independent investigators.
Online lectures and two in-person, 4-day workshops are part of the six month program. Faculty Kenneth Christopher, Vanessa Larsen, and Joaquim Havens, and Dr. Soeteman offered sessions on epidemiology, biostatistics, and decision science and cost-effectiveness analysis in this first in-person workshop. Students also had ample time for networking during the breaks and lunches. We are grateful for the warm welcome from the organizers in Japan and look forward to a productive course going forward!